Honda to Compete in the GT500 Class in 2010

The well-known Japanese car manufacturer has just announced it will compete in the GT500 class of the 2010 Japanese Super GT Series. The car racing again with the red Honda badge is none other than the mouth-watering sports concept car HSV-010 GT.

The HSV stands for Honda Sports Velocity and the car is simply superb to look at. However, we'll have to wait and see how it performs against established competitors like the Nissan GT-R. Honda plans to take the series by force with its newly developed 3.4-liter V8 and heavily modified car.

We remind you the GT500 class of the Japanese Super GT Series is the top performance class, allowing for extreme engine, intake and aerodynamics modifications. The Honda HSV-010GT has already underwent 2010 GT500 homologation issued by the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF), earning the JAF-GT500 basic vehicle registration.

This car is the first purpose-built racing car from Honda to replace the famed NSX, so we can expect serious performance figures from it, while Honda fans can now hope for a possible future production version. The car in question is scheduled to make its debut at the Super GT season opener from Suzuka Circuit, between March 20–21, 2010.

The vehicle has a, traditional for racing, FR layout, meaning front placed engine and rear-wheel drive. Aside from Nissan, the Honda HSV-010GT can also expect a strong competition from Toyota (Lexus) and well-known European marques like Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Ferrari and McLaren.
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